Archive: July, 2012

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FIRST SESSION FREE

The first session of Spiritual Direction with Steve Arnold is free.  This provides an opportunity to explore the concept of Spiritual Direction with no obligation to continue.  The first session is a time to converse, explore, pray and seek God’s direction Spiritual direction is a process by which a person joins with another who serves […]

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STILL AND YET TO BE…….THE NEXT STEP IN THE JOURNEY

As I continue in life transition, I reflect on  my decision to affiliate with the LDA and feel that I am taking the next step, building upon my 40+ years of service and leadership as a Director of Christian Education (DCE).  Affiliation with the LDA is a next logical next step in the process of […]

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Memory Care Support and Prayer Group-August 14, 2012

The memory care support and prayer group that I lead at the St. Paul Monastery (2675 Benet Road, St. Paul, MN 55109) continues to meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.  The group will continue to meet throughout the summer. This setting provides a safe place for those who are care […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 14, 2012 Memory Care Support and Prayer Group Benedictine Center-St. Paul Monastery September 11, 2012 Memory Care Support and Prayer Group Benedictine Center-St. Paul Monastery October 2-3, 2012 Wisconsin Retired Pastors Conference Spirituality and Aging Embracing The Next Chapter:  A Positive Look at Aging      October 9, 2012 Memory Care Support and Prayer […]

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Available Presentations for 2012/2013:

Now is the time to schedule your retreat or program for 2012-2013.  Contact Steve Arnold at steve@pivotpointministries.org or by calling 651-261-9853. Prayer and Conversion:  A Transitional Journey Toward Abundant Living This topic can be explored in a two hour session or a two day retreat.  The time is spent in experiencing forms of bio spiritual […]

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